"After hearing what the king had to say, the Wise Men set out, there before them was the star they had seen rising, and it went ahead of them until it stopped above the place where the child lay"
Matthew 2: 9-1 0
Almighty God, who by the light of a star led the Wise Men to the infant Jesus, we thank you for the glorious history of the Oxford Mission in the ministry of the Brothers and Sisters of the Epiphany in Bengal. Bless, we pray, the ongoing work of their successors in Kolkata, Barisal and Jobarpar, and in the wider church. Draw many to Yourself through their witness of care and concern; and by your guiding light bring us all to our eternal home; through Jesus Christ our Lord.
Loving Father, we ask You to bless the work of the Oxford Mission in the United Kingdom, and to prosper our efforts on its behalf. Give us grace to play our part by our prayers, our service and our giving. Fill us with joy and enthusiasm for the task, and enrich our lives in your service; through Jesus Christ our Lord.
Mrs Krishna Rae, the Revd James Stevens and the Revd Sukhendu Biswas.
Francis Arunesh Pandey
Christa Sevika Sangha
Mother Superior - Susila
Ruth Jharna Shoba Agnes Dorothy Margaret Kalyani Shefali Shalomi Sikha Shipra Maria
Reverend Mother Winifred SE
Pray that God may bless the Brethren and Sisters, the sub-committee at Behala, the Manager at Barisal and ail their staff in their life and work.
1. KOLKATA DIOCESE
Give thanks for: -The life of Arijeet Roy, a dedicated Christian.
Pray for: -The ministry of the Christian Church in Kolkata. The Oxford Mission Trust Association Trustees, who are supporting the day-to-day running of the Oxford Mission at Behala.
2. DHAKA DIOCESE AND KUSHTIA DIOCESE
Give thanks for: - The abundance of God's blessings on the life of the Church and the country as a whole. The free and fair election that was held in December.
Pray for: - Our newly ordained deacons Jonarson Deo, Mritunjoy Mondai, Shanti Mondai and Michael Soren and our new priests Fr Bhanu Chisim and Fr Promosh Chambugong. The new government that will provide peace and stability within the country. The departed souls of the Army officers who were killed during the revolt by the Bangladesh Rifles.
Give thanks for: - God's blessing showered on us. The good health of the children, Sisters and ail our animals. All the examinations in the High School, Primary School and Night School, and also in the Parish. For the kind visit of Richard Stevens, Councillor. For our Christian worship, our hymns and our Christian Joy.
Pray for: - All our committees, Sisters, Fathers, teaching staff, workers, gardeners, watch-men and night guards. All our friendly animals, especially dingdong the dog, cows, goats, geese and sheep. Those in the villages suffering from TB. Our Muslim friends. The Engineer and his family. Dr Rahman our dentist, Dr Farouke Palkan our diabetic doctor, Dr Shahinoor, Dr Samiron and Dr Ashim.
For the faithful departed, may they rest in peace.
Give thanks for: - Father Rigby, the founder of the Oxford Mission High School. The wonderful visit by Mary Marsh and Pam Walton. The work of our departing accountant Dilip. The diligence of our estate workers. The 112th anniversary of St Paul's Church, Dhamsar.
Pray for: - The soul of Peter Bala, who died suddenly, and for his wife, his child and other relatives. Our old people in society. The new admissions to St Agnes's hostel and St Michael's hostel, that they may settle in quickly to their new environment. The soul of Santosh Kumar Mazumder, ex-Headmaster of OM Barisal, who died on 27 April.
Give thanks for: -The kindness, dedication and love for the boys shown by Arijeet Roy during his time at the Oxford Mission. The visit by Mary Marsh and Pam Walton. Mrs Krishna Rae, the Revd James Stevens and the Revd Sukhendu Biswas, who have been supporting the day-to-day running of the Oxford Mission at Barisha. The President, Chairman, General Secretary and members of the OM UK Committee for their unstinted support and profound love for the boys and mission work at Behala. All the OMTA Trustees for their constant help and guidance.
Pray for: - The soul of Arijeet Roy and for his wife Kanchan and his family. The staff of the Mission in Behala. The continuing success of St Joseph's Primary School. The successful completion of the work on the Chapel.
Give thanks for: - The generosity of those who raise funds for the Mission. The safe return of Mary Marsh and Pam Walton following their visit to India and Bangladesh.
Pray for: - Mother Winifred SE at All Hallows Convent in Suffolk.
Let us pray for those whose anniversary falls during this period:
|GWLADYS May 3, 1963
EDITH May 6, 1959
FREDERICK HULETT May 7, 1935
KALAWATI May 9, 1961
LEONARDWHITCOMBE May 9, 1975
EDWARD WILLIS May 12, 1898
MARSHAM ARGLES May 14, 1883
LEONARD FAWSSETT May 22, 1955
MABEL June 11, 1940
ELSPETH June 21, 1925
PHILIP SMITH June 29, 1887
BIREN RAI CHAUDHURI July 1, 1984
GEORGE GOLDING July 7, 1993
PETERTHORMAN July 11, 1994
MAY ROSE July 14, 1975
FREDERICK DOUGLASS July 22, 1949
FRANCES July 22, 1982
RUTH July 25, 1967
|JANE July 27, 1985
GEOFFREY PAVAMANI August 5,1980
JOAN August 14, 1999
PATRICK CARLETON August 18, 1984
MARTHA August 27, 1963
HELEN August 28. 1979
CYPRIAN COWGILL September 2,1969
CHARLES WALKER September 7, 1915
JOSEPHINE September 9, 1957
WALTER MADDAN September 10, 1963
DOROTHY September 12, 1967
OSWALD LLOYD September 18, 1930
FAN NY September 27, 1951
LIONEL RIGBY September 21, 1979
EVELYN October 6, 1914
MARGARET October 7,1969
BEATRICE October 9, 1934
ESTHER October 19, 1981
May light perpetuaI shine upon them.